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Metal

by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — Waiting is hard, and waiting for good music is harder. It has been 3 long years since we last heard new material from Danish Metal masters Pretty Maids, but the wait – as hard as it was – was worth it. Kingmaker, the band’s 15th studio release, is [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — Volbeat blasted their way into Utah’s capitol city on a warm and perfect September evening and rocked their way through almost 90 minutes of their blend of Thrash, Metal, Hillbilly and Punk. The venue, tucked into the west side of Salt Lake City, [...]
by Erik Tweedy – Columnist — If you consider getting your head kicked in for 45 minutes a good time, then Meshiaak is what you have been waiting all year for. Hailing from Melbourne Australia, this Speed Metal foursome was the brainchild of 4Arm guitarist Danny Camilleri and Teramaze [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — The annual Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival took place August 13-14, 2016 in Courtrai, Belgium. This year’s lineup included Whitesnake, Twisted Sister, Within Temptation, Anthrax, Airbourne, Ministry, Children Of Bodom, Devildriver, [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Instrumental composer Guy Elyahu has released his debut album Empire of Chaos. Elyahu, who is from Israel, features musical explorations that offer listeners what he has dubbed Middle-Eastern Rock, which combines elements from the Rock, Metal and Fusion [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — Fool is the second full length studio release from the Australian symphonic rock singer known as Darkyra Black. Like its predecessor Dragon Tears, Fool is a powerful, full story concept album that features fine musical performances by the band and the [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Sr. Photojournalist — When you mention “old school” Metal, bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest come to mind. As Darkness Dies has earned the privilege to be added to that list. Formerly known as Graven Image, As Darkness Dies (ADD) has been on the regional scene [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — When a thrash veteran starts chasing trends after 30 years of plugging away as a niche act, you realize that a show biz career is indeed an unpredictable journey. Singer Dave Padden’s recent departure must have prompted band leader Jeff Waters [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Prolific singer and songwriter Phil Vincent (solo artist, Legion, D’Ercole, Tragik) has struck again! He’s just released what in effect are 3 CDs worth of material with long time collaborator and guitar whiz Vince O’Regan. Unreleased, [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — The Steve Coyne Conspiracy arrives with the debut album Feelings of Euphoria via Shredguy Records. Guitarist Steve Coyne is joined by fellow guitarist Jimi Bell; bassists Chris McCarvill, Steve Buskowe and Rob Liptrot; drummers BJ Zampa, Tom Swift and Ralph [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — After a 3-year break guitar virtuoso Christophe Godin returns to the helm of this leading-edge French trio to take it on another mind-boggling adventure. With 20 years of music-making under its belt, the band remains the quirkiest rock act Europe [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist– It might have been your grandmother, or perhaps a kindergarten teacher, who first told you to never judge a book by its cover. Then you grow up only to learn there is something entirely genuine about this proverbial wisdom, applicable to all [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — With their debut effort Gravitas released independently in 2010 to the multitude of rave write-ups and Frontiers Records re-releasing it two years later, the U.K. outfit Furyon has become an overnight sensation of sorts. It’s quite a [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — One of the greatest vocalists in rock and metal—Tony Mills—has just graced his fans with a brand new solo effort, Over My Dead Body. Whether you are a fan of Mills because of Shy back in the day, or Siam, or projects like China Blue, or his [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — The vast number of new Rock/Metal bands and promising debut albums emerging one after another these days prompts the question – is it a long-awaited rock revival we are to witness? And assuming more than a half of those bands base their [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Here is a cool bundle of six honest-to-goodness Thrash tracks spiced up with some of the finest guitar work the East Coast metal has to offer. Guitar player Rob Castoria presides over this release as the sole writer, guitar player, bass player, and [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Scars is a 3 track digital EP Copenhagen’s Forever Still. Building on the success of their debut EP Breaking Free, this Gothic/alternative rock quartet is planning to add two more digital EPs and then combine them all into a full length album for [...]
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